It all started with the wings. When Lendy's opened in 1987, it was the restaurant's fiery buffalo wings that gained it the most attention. Since then Lendy's has not only expanded its selection of sauces, but also become a place to sip a beer and watch the game between trips to the raw bar.
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Lendy's signature line of sauces ranges from the habanero-spiced Below Hell to the mild barbecue glaze. In addition to appearing on other menu items, these sauces are available by the bottle, though plans for a 55-gallon barrel have been stymied by the national shortage of qualified coopers.
Whether you sit at one of the 16 chairs lining the bar or the 86 seats at the scattered tables, you're pretty much guaranteed an unobstructed view of a 42-inch HDTV: a dozen of the televisions hang from the walls, playing the biggest college and professional games all year long. If sports aren't your thing, pull on your singing sweater and volunteer for the Saturday night karaoke.
At first glance, Keagan's Irish Pub and Finn McCool's don't seem so different. Both are thoroughly Irish establishments, serving traditional dishes of shepherd's pie, bangers 'n' mash, and fish ?n? chips in dining rooms adorned with dark woods and stonework accents. Both also feature regular karaoke nights and live-music acts that regale patrons with songs so catchy they're under investigation by the CDC. But Finn McCool's stands out from its sister restaurant in one important aspect?its seafood bar, replete with broiled oysters and clams, steamed shrimp and snow crab, and saut?ed mussels that arrive to tables solo or in hefty combination platters.
The first Funny Bone location opened in 1982 and has spread infectious laughter ever since. Established stars such as Drew Carey and Jerry Seinfeld have graced the stage, as well as up-and-coming talents with fresh faces, fresh routines, and that fresh pine scent. The venue also plays host to a full-service bar, where patrons may steep their sorrows in calming brews, then ingest them triumphantly.
Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar's chefs start with seasonal, local ingredients and infuse them with spices from half a world away. It's not hard to spot the Asian influence in their farm-to-table fare; sesame seed crusts envelop yellowfin tuna steaks and fresh pork tenderloin rests in sweet beds of pad thai noodles. Their commitment to fine foods also finds inspiration outside of Asian cuisine, evidenced by dishes such as the Southern-inspired sauteed shrimp atop a smoked gouda stone grit cake.
To complement the menu, sommeliers curate a self-described "New World-inspired wine list" with bottles from all-star wine regions such as California and Washington, as well as selections from up-and-coming regions, such as Michigan and Argentina. These same sommeliers also provide advice on navigating the list to ensure customers find harmonious pairings for their chosen dishes. They round out the selection of beverages with handful of microbrews on tap, by the bottle, or by the 2-inch keg.
Using fresh, natural, and organic ingredients, Atlas Fresh Grill whips up healthy, hearty comfort food to sate any size stomach grumblestorm. Dig into fresh market salads, sandwiches, and home-style favorites such as the Chesapeake fried-oyster platter with fries ($12.99), or opt for one of the healthy-living entrees, which come in at under 550 calories and range from pepper-crusted filet mignon with mashed sweet potatoes ($12.99) to Mediterranean grilled-chicken pasta ($10.99). Stop in for dinner, or set up shop at the bar, which boasts flat-screen TVs for catching the game or a favorite infomercial. Atlas also offers daily lunch plate specials ($6.99) and a kid-friendly menu for pint sized revelers.
Theater of the Stars, an Atlanta–based regional theater company, has entertained audiences around the globe with more than 700 family-friendly productions. This season, the players travel to the Sandler Center to present the Tony–winning musical Fiddler on the Roof, which explores a Jewish peasant's efforts to preserve old-world traditions as his daughters adopt modern ways of life and massive quantities of kittens. Groupon buyers enjoy seats within 100 feet of the stage, tearing up as the cast sings "Do You Love Me?" and the theater's top-notch acoustics render each sound exquisitely clear. A complimentary Fiddler on the Roof poster helps visitors to ponder their own cultural conundrums, such as whether to say "bless you" or "stop that" to sneezing strangers.